|release date||November 27 2013|
|starring||Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, Samuel Jackson, James Ransone|
|tagline||Ask not why you were imprisoned. Ask why you were set free.|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
|trailer 2||Trailer #2|
SynopsisThe pic is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his bizarre and torturous punishment only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.
Spike Lee has been understandably adamant about describing his version of Oldboy as a “reinterpretation” rather than a remake. Before Chan-wook Park’s classic 2003 Korean film there was the Japanese manga, making this new American take on the material the third incarnation of the tale. So, in the interest of giving Lee’s film a fair shot, I’m going to avoid comparison to Park’s film as much as I possibly can. But in order to do that I need to tell you one thing: …Read More